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 Post subject: Elisabeth Anderson-Ivantzova: A Bolshoi Ballerina Abroad
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Elisabeth Anderson-Ivantzova: A Bolshoi Ballerina Abroad --
New Book Tells the Remarkable Account of a Ballerina's
Struggle to Achieve Success

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Before Elisabeth
Anderson-Ivantzova's success as a teacher and choreographer, she was a
young dancer struggling to make it big in the dance world. Follow the
fascinating account of her perseverance during the tumultuous times of
the Russian Revolution to pursuing recognition as a choreographer in
author Lawrence Sullivan's book Elisabeth Anderson-Ivantzova: A Bolshoi
Ballerina Abroad.

Between The 1920s and 1960s, New York City was the center for many
private ballet studios founded by emigres that flourished for several
decades. Elisabeth Anderson-Ivantzova was part of that scene and made
her distinct mark in teaching strict Russian classical ballet
technique. Elisabeth Anderson-Ivantzova: A Bolshoi Ballerina Abroad
traces her training at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Moscow, her career
in the Bolshoi Company, her departure from Russia after the Revolution,
her subsequent professional career in Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, and New
York. Anderson-lvantzova founded her ballet school in 1938, which was
dubbed paradoxically the "Little Bolshoi on 56th Street," where it
flourished till 1973, the year of her death.

Former students of this amazing woman will find this book particularly
interesting as it will enlighten them about their reticent teacher's
preparation, advancement, and professional career in the theatre before
she taught in her studio. Others will also find that many emigres, like
Anderson-Ivantzova, who conducted classes from private studios, had
interesting careers and lives before they were known as teachers. To
order a copy of this book, feel free to visit your local bookstore or
online at and at

About the Author

Lawrence Sullivan, Ph. D. (University of Michigan), retired professor
of English, State University of New York, New Paltz., has published
articles in dance theatre history on Igor Stravinsky's Les Noces:, the
American Premiere (1982), Nikita Baliev's Theatre de la Chauve-Souris
(1987), Arthur Schnitzler's The BridaI Veil (1993), in Dance Research
Journal, Sergei Soudeikine: A Checklist and Bibliography (1989) in
Bulletin of Bibliography, Arthur Schnitzler's The Veil of Pierrette
(Berlin) (1995) in Europa Orientalis, and is a contributor to
International Encyclopedia of Dance (1998).

Elisabeth Anderson-Ivantzova: by Lawrence Sullivan
A Bolshoi Ballerina Abroad
Trade Paperback; $20.99; 162 pages; 1-59926-362-9;
Cloth Hardback; $30.99; 162 pages; 1-59926-363-7;

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher
at (888) 795-4274 x. 472. Tearsheets may be sent by regular or
electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book
for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274

Xlibris books can be purchased in any major bookstore, or online at
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders or Xlibris. For more information,
contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at

CONTACT: Xlibris
Marketing Services
(888) 795-4274 x. 472

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